Looking for the perfect name for your new puppy? Pet360 polled our community andâafter more than 300,000 users cast their votesâcollected the top puppy names for 2013. Get the boy and girl names you voted to the top, below.
Boy Puppy Names
8. Boomerâa great name for a pup with a big, booming personality or a distinctive voice, the name boomer is also used to describe a male kangaroo making it a good fit for Aussie mixes and particularly bouncy puppies alike.
7. Hawkeyeâan Old English name made popular by Marvel Comics in the 1960s and M*A*S*H in the â70s, Hawkeye is experiencing a resurgence with the 2012 film The Avengers. Look for it to remain popular as the series continues into 2015. Fans of the University of Iowa (where the hawkeye mascot reins supreme) may also pick the name Hawkeye to show their school spirit.
6. Ottoâa German name meaning âwealthy,â names similar to Otto include Odis and Othello. Pop culture Ottos include super-villain Otto Octavius, or Doctor Octopus, in Marvel Comics Spider-Man, The Simpsons character Otto Mann and comic strip Beetle Baileyâs Otto the Dog.
5. Baileyâthe only name to hit the top of both lists, Bailey is an English name meaning âbailiffâ but is best known as a cream-based liqueur from Ireland. Cocktail aficionados have been known to name their latte-colored dogs Bailey regardless of their gender.
4. Cooperâwith male celebrities like Anderson and Bradley Cooper gaining popularity, so has the first name Cooper for baby boys and puppies alike. An English name meaning âbarrel maker,â the name has ranked among the top 100 baby boys names since 2007.
3. Finnâanother popular choice for baby boys in Ireland, Scotland, Australia and the United States, the name Finn is of Irish descent and means âfair.â Made popular by the television show Glee and Mark Twainâs classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, similar names include Finian and Finlay.
2. Trapperâan American name also made an appearance in M*A*S*H (âTrapper Johnâ McIntyre was introduced to the show in 1972), Trapper is a great fit for a pup that loves to hunt and explore in the woods.
1. Gusâa new number one name for 2013âAce took the Pet360 top spot in 2012âGus is a shortened version of the names Augustus, Angus and Gustav and means âgreatâ or âmajestic.â Pop culture characters include Cinderellaâs mouse Gus and Gus Fring in the TV series Breaking Bad.
Girl Puppy Names
8. Mollyâa Hebrew name derived from the name Mary, celebrities with the name include Molly Sims, Molly Ringwald and âThe Unsinkableâ Molly Brown. Similar names include Mollie and Milly.
7. Zoeyâthe third most popular puppy name in 2012, Zoey has likely become a favorite of pet parents nationwide due to actress Zooey Deschanel. A Greek name meaning âlife,â variations of the name include Zoe and Zora.
6. Katieâjust because singer Katy Perry is a cat lover doesnât mean you canât give your puppy a similar name in her honor. Another Greek name meaning âpure,â Katie is a perfect fit for your angelic, perfect puppy.
5. Sophieâsimilar to Sophia, the number one girl baby name in 2012, Sophie is a Greek name meaning âwisdom.â If your pup displays razor-sharp skills (and housetrains quickly!), she may be born to be a Sophie.
4. Bellaâthe top female puppy name and 54th favorite baby girl name in 2012, Bella has been popular since character Bella Swan and the infamous Twilight series hit bookshelves in 2005.
3. Cocoâthe perfect choice for your diva pup, this French name has been made popular by designer Coco Chanel as a nickname for decades. The name may also be recognizable to fans of the show Family Guy, as Brian Griffinâs father was named Coco. ?
2. Baileyâsee number five on the list of boy puppy names for a description of the name Bailey. The name also cracked the top 100 baby girl names of 2012.
1. Stellaâanother finisher in the top 100 baby names of 2012, Stella is a Latin name meaning âstar.â Made popular in the 19th century through literature and films (A Streetcar Named Desire, notably), the name has recently found a second wave of fame through the Pritchett familyâs French bulldog in the show Modern Family.
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